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Professor Christian Graeff has been awarded the Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
Professor Christian Graeff from GSI’s Biophysics Department has been awarded the highly sought-after Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The prestigious research funding award supports a project to improve tumor therapy with a funding sum in the millions. Christian Graeff will lead this research project as principal investigator and conduct it with a corresponding team. The renowned prize also underlines the outstanding quality of...

Dr. Vivek Maradia, ETH Zürich, Luisa Schweins, University Heidelberg, and Dr. Jonathan Berthold, University Dresden, (from left) receive the Schmelzer Prize 2023.
It was both a tribute to an exceptional lifetime achievement and an encouragement for the next generation of scientists: With a solemn memorial colloquium held at the GSI/FAIR campus in Darmstadt, the GSI Biophysics department paid homage to biophysics Professor Gerhard Kraft, who passed away in March 2023. This event was combined with the annual awarding of the Christoph Schmelzer Prize to three young scientists....

Successful taking of data at ALICE
Completing the first heavy-ion run in five years, it was the turn of lead ion beams to be accelerated and to deliver collisions to the experiments. The nuclei collided with an increased energy of 5.36 TeV per nucleon pair (compared to 5.02 TeV previously) at a rate of up to 50 kHz — more than an order of magnitude larger than what was achieved before. The efforts included the restart of the upgraded ALICE experiment, which has successfully taken data. GSI/FAIR have been involved in the design,…

Dr. Jaroslav Panasenko, University Tübingen (left)
Congratulations to Dr. Jaroslav Panasenko! He was honored with the prestigious industry award "Silicon Science Award" of the CiS Research Institute for Microsensor Technology for his doctoral thesis at the Physics Institute of the University of Tübingen and within the CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter) experiment. Panasenko wrote the doctoral thesis in the working group "Nuclear Matter under Extreme Conditions" headed by Professor Hans Rudolf Schmidt.

Information booth at the Luisencenter.
On the occasion of the birthday date of the chemical element Darmstadtium, GSI/FAIR presented themselves from November 7 to 9, 2023, with an information booth at the Luisencenter shopping mall in the heart of Darmstadt. The interest was immense and the booth was very well visited on all three days. Two hands-on experiments awaited the guests of all ages, who were able to playfully experience the acceleration process and the fusion of two elements into a new one. Employees were available for…

An outstanding scientific publication by GSI researchers was prominently featured as a highlight article by the renowned online publication "Physics Magazine" of the American Physical Society APS. The deputy research director of GSI and FAIR and head of the Helmholtz Institute Jena, Professor Thomas Stöhlker, is one of the four authors.

Booth at the Start-up & Innovation Day
GSI and FAIR presented themselves with a booth at the Start-up & Innovation Day 2023, organized by the Technical University of Darmstadt in cooperation with the innovation and start-up center HIGHEST. The day attracted more than 1,700 visitors from the fields of science, economy, society and politics to the congress center “darmstadtium”. With around 100 exhibition booths, the event is increasingly establishing itself as a start-up and innovation event for the Rhine-Main-Neckar region.

Virtual Reality
Under the motto “Where does the Internet live?!” twenty data center operators throughout Germany invited to the Open Data Center Day (Tag der offenen Rechenzentren, TdoRZ) on September 29, 2023. The high-performance data center Green IT Cube of GSI/FAIR also participated in the event and welcomed interested people as well as a school class.

In front of the Green IT Cube.
The FDP member of the Hessian Parliament Moritz Promny recently visited GSI and FAIR together with Lisa Deißler, also FDP member of the Hessian Parliament. They were welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Markus Jaeger, Deputy Administrative Managing Directorate GSI and FAIR, and Jutta Leroudier from the Public Relations Department.